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Thursday, January 15, 2009

A Modified 4th Grade Plan

Camille's 4th Grade Year

Math: Math-U-See Delta/Epsilon (3x/wk) and Math on the Level (1-2x/wk)
Latin: Latina Christiana I with DVDs
Language Arts: after finishing Writing Tales 1, Intermediate Language Lessons by Margot Davidson
Spelling: Simply Spelling by Laurie Hicks
Science: God's Design for the Physical World set
Geography: Discovering the World of Georgraphy (4 workbooks), Leap Frog Smart Explorer Globe and other games

Independent Reading
with Study Guides from Progeny, Veritas or online.
The Mouse and The Motorcycle by B. Cleary
Sarah, Plain and Tall by MacLachlan
The Year of the Panda by Schlein
The Hundred Dresses by Estes
Mr. Popper's Penguins
Flat Stanley
Homer Price
From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler

Read Alouds (One per month)
Narnia (unsure how this will be received so we'll do 1 and see how it goes)
The Penderwicks
The Little Princess
The Railway Children
Tom Sawyer
King of the Wind

I will not be using TOG Redesigned Year 4 next year, partly because of the subject matter but also because of the cost and hassle of getting the books either buying or from the library. I need a more manageable overall syllabus that is more open and go and to streamline as much as possible. Poetry memorization will be done through Intermediate Language Lessons instead of The Harp and Laurel Wreath just for efficiency.


1 comment:

Rockin' C said...


For reading I would HIGHLY recommend looking into "Drawn Into The Heart of Reading" by Heart of Dakota ( It is excellent & sounds like what you may be looking for.

Good Luck.